Should Muslims personally apologise for the random actions of other people just because they say they are Muslims? Of course not.
We have talked about this before, but now filmmaker Abdelkarim El-Fassi has taken things a step further in a new short video in which he makes young children apologise for terrorist attacks committed by people from the same ethnic group.
Among the many children shown, the video shows a young boy dressed as Spiderman having to say ‘I’m sorry’ five times for crimes committed by Moroccans, and a blonde toddler is forced to say sorry for the actions of the Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik.
The aim of the video is to get people to think about the growing culture of ‘guilt by association’ which surrounds Muslims in particular, and the impact this can have on individuals and groups alike.